MANILA, Philippines – It was a huge night for actress Jaclyn Jose and the cast and crew of Ma’ Rosa, after the star won the Best Actress award at the 2016 Cannes film festival awards’ closing ceremony Sunday, May 22.
This is the first best actress win at Cannes for the Philippines. Brillante Mendoza won the first best director honor at Cannes back in 2009 for Kinatay. Another Filipino talent Raymond Red won the Short Film Palme d’Or in 2000.
Jaclyn was accompanied by director Brillante Mendoza and Jaclyn’s daughter, actress Andi Eigenmann, when she received her award onstage. (READ: Andi Eigenmann, other stars react to Jaclyn Jose’s Cannes victory)
Here are some photos of Jaclyn on the red carpet, during that victorious moment, and afterwards at the photocall following the event.
An actress for 30 years, Jaclyn is currently seen in the afternoon drama The Millionaire’s Wife. She also appeared as Angelica Santibañez in last year’s MariMar.
She has won numerous acting awards in the Philippines and acted for some of its most prestigious filmmakers. She appeared in Brillante’s first movie The Masseur 11 years ago and also his drama Serbis, which competed in Cannes in 2008. – With a report from AFP/Rappler.com
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